about 8 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Cream butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in orange rind. Gradually add flour, stirring well after each addition. Chill 1 hour.

Step 2

Shape into 1-inch balls; roll each ball into a 6-inch rope. Tie each rope into a knot, leaving 1/2- inch ends. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; set aside.

Step 3

Beat egg white (at room temperature) until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. (Do not under beat.)

Step 4

Brush meringue over cookies. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

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